Local kids in 4-H and FFA showed off their hard work Sunday as a masked, modified and spaced-out iteration of the Grant County Fair’s livestock show kicked off in the Heritage Barn. Fair activities continue through Saturday.
- New emergency coordinator recommends EOC move out of airport
- New state guidelines make it easier for smaller schools to reopen
- Cops and Courts: August 12, 2020
- Fire death in Long Creek being investigated as arson
- Aasness named grand marshal of 111th Grant County Fair
- Fire contained to single building at Allison Guard Station on Malheur National Forest
- Man dies in motorcycle crash Sunday in Harney County
- Driver intentionally strikes, kills six pronghorn antelope near Christmas Valley
- 4-H and FFA leaders, volunteers and officials pull together to hold in-person youth livestock shows
- Application for small business grants extended to Aug. 28
Local kids in 4-H and FFA showed off their hard work Sunday as a masked, modified and spaced-out iteration of the Grant County Fair’s livestock show kicked off in the Heritage Barn. Fair activ…
Grant County Fair grand marshal John Aasness, who moved to the area in 1957, said it was an honor to be named grand marshal for the 111th Grant County Fair Parade.
The Grant County Library will host summer story time at 10 a.m. Aug. 13, Aug. 18, Aug. 20 and Aug. 25.
Bank of Eastern Oregon is collecting school supplies for local elementary students at its 15 Oregon branches. These supplies will be distributed to local schools.
JOHN DAY—On Aug. 13, we’ll have barbecue ribs, potatoes au gratin baked beans, Southwest cornbread and cherry cobler.
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While COVID-19 has forced the Grant County Fair Aug. 12-15 to contort and constrict to meet the state’s guidelines to carry on this year, the sheep, steer, and goats have no idea the 111th yea…
A boy, Grayson Michael Jones, 7 pounds, 2 ounces, was born June 25 to parents Meaghan and Travis Jones of John Day. Grandparents are Jeff and Christy Keffer of Bates and Mike and Pat Jones of …
Painted Sky Center for the Arts will hold day camp session three from Aug. 10-21.
JOHN DAY—Yes, the center is still closed for dining in, so our greeters were Hot and Hotter, and our server was Sunshine at 110 degrees.
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Madison Whitmore feeds her pig every morning, but Saturday, the Grant County High School junior had to make mud so the hog could cool off in the sweltering heat.
While many fiber festivals around Oregon were canceled due to COVID-19, organizers from the Prairie City Fiber Fest worked arduously to maintain a COVID-19-compliant event while giving people …
The Grant County Piecemakers Quilt Guild was unable to hold the 2020 quilt show because of state regulations regarding COVID-19.
JOHN DAY—Yes, the center is closed to dining in, but this is a makeover as if we were there.
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Chill, subtle winds blew on July 8 in John Day with a cerulean sky accompanied by socially distanced clouds. The time arrived to explore the recently finished Davis Creek Park that provided a …
Jennifer I. McCloskey was named to the scholastic honor roll for spring term 2020 at Oregon State University.
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JOHN DAY—Yes the center is closed to come in a set. This is a makeover if we were there!
Public health is a big part of the planning for the second annual Prairie City Fiber Fest.
Christmas morning, kids wake up as excitement fills the air at the chance to open gifts with family — a feeling comparable to when Darian Maynard returned to the Grant County dispatch center t…
Officer Travis Piercy is excited to work in the John Day Police Department and begin serving the community.
Kevin Michael Eddy, son of Greg and Debbie Eddy of Canyon City, recently graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls. He earned a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, in re…
Cutcliffe King, a newly published author, will hold a book signing at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at The Ugly Truth Bar & Grill in John Day.
JOHN DAY—Yes, the center is closed to come in — but this is a makeover as if we were there!
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The free Summer Food Service Program for kids of all ages started once again July 13.
Grant County plans to virtually rally around Grant Union boy’s basketball head coach RC Huerta in a Facebook auction through July 18.
As coronavirus cases spiked and hospital beds filled up across the state, Grant County communities found alternative ways to celebrate the Fourth of July.
JOHN DAY—Next week I’m going to make up a day at lunch as if we were at the center.
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While the Fourth of July will look much different this year with big gatherings and many fireworks shows being canceled, residents will be able to celebrate the holiday in Monument.
More than 7,000 students representing all 50 states and 73 countries have earned degrees as part of Oregon State University’s class of 2020.
Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative has awarded five local students scholarships to attend either a trade school or lineman school.
JOHN DAY—I have news! I don’t know your name. I’m ready to sit down with friends and have a wonderful lunch and draw names for door prizes and, yes, the silent auction. Wow, I saw one of the a…
Oregon Connections Academy, the state’s longest-running tuition-free online public charter school, recently honored nearly 500 seniors with a virtual graduation ceremony.
The Oregon Small Schools Association has named Matt Hawley its 2020 Administrator of the Year.
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The Eastern Oregon Healthy Living Alliance’s Mental Health First Aid In Eastern Oregon report describes its impact of providing 39 trainings in the region, training 576 individuals in Mental H…
The application deadline for the Wayne Stewart Scholarship is July 1.
While there were modifications and bad weather during the 99th celebration of ’62 Days, community members still came to help out and enjoy the event.
Grant County Oregon Extension Office/4-H is working on modified plans to hold livestock auctions and youth activities that work within the Phase 2 state guidelines, 4-H Coordinator Bonni Booth…
Bonni Booth became enchanted with Grant County from the beginning.
Corey Jenkins and Skylar Powell both earned Bachelor of Science degrees in agricultural science from Oregon State University June 2020. Jenkins is a graduate of Crane High School. Powell is a …
JOHN DAY—Well, I guess summer is yet to come.
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JoLynne Ashley, salutatorian for Prairie City School’s class of 2020, has earned two local art scholarships from the Grant County Art Association and the Juniper Arts Council.
Grant Union graduate Reitta Wyllie has again earned academic accolades at Northwest Nazarene University.
A team of up to 15 seniors delivered and assembled a swing set to a 7-year-old Mt. Vernon boy who has won his battle with cancer so far.
Eastern Oregon University’s 2020 President’s Scholar completed her degree in December and is already taking her next step toward a career in helping others.
As social-distancing rules put the kibosh on many Grant County pastimes, recreational morel mushroom hunting is not one of them.
Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative announced 26 local students have been selected to receive college scholarships.
The Grant County Community Blood Drive was recognized for the outstanding participation in blood donation for its March 2020 drive. The assigned goal for the two-day drive was exceeded both days.